It takes a certain kind of bravery to share your personal challenges with just anyone, but Avi Lesser travels the world fearlessly telling his story to strangers. Avi is a global ambassador for
Keshet, sharing how the organization has helped him live a more meaningful, independent life - as well as his musical gifts.
Avi loves an audience. He's a lead singer and performs in a jug band. He's opened for Foreigner and The Temptations and once sang solo at the Grand Ole Opry in front of a crowd of 5,000 people.
When he's not on tour, Avi works for and supports numerous local Jewish organizations. He's a library assistant at Solomon Schechter Day School, sits on Keshet's junior board and is actively involved with JCC Camp Chi and Alpha Epsilon Pi.
Solomon Schechter Day School library assistant, Keshet ambassador & Perk Center Cafe cashier
ON THE SIDE:
I am a lead vocalist, jug band member, music enthusiast of Irish, opera, bluegrass and Israeli music.
YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE:
When something is hard to deal with, GO WITH THE FLOW!!!!!!!!!!
IF TIME AND MONEY WERE LIMITLESS, I WOULD:
I would own and run a restaurant with international cuisine.
CHICAGO'S JEWISH COMMUNITY IN 10 YEARS:
There would be housing for anybody who has a disability that needs it!